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NEED YOUR OPINION... Best fitting v-neck t-shirt brands

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shkani04, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. shkani04

    shkani04 Member

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    SO summer is coming around the corner and i spend most of my time in an undershirt or a t shirt with a nice pair of jeans. To me simple is better and tshirts are more comfortable, thus i get the best of both worlds. I have a leaner muscular build 5'11'' 170lb... I have a few v neck t-shirts but the fitting isnt really up to par. I want something thin and breathable but not too emo thin (like some 70$ calvin klein vnecks that stick to ur body)

    I have tried on my different Brands of of v necks (undershirts and regular). So far, H&M fits like shit on the shoulders and is too thick. Gaps regular v neck shirts are ok, but still abit too loose is seems.

    Anyways i just thought id ask for everyones opinion about their favorite fitting v- neck t-shirts....

    thoughts? suggestions?
     
  2. embowafa

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    I'd had ok luck with Banana Republic, although they tend to be on the shorter side.

    may want to check out the streetwear forum as i'm sure there are countless threads on cheap v-necks. I'm going to assume American Apparel will pop up a lot.
     
  3. zgco

    zgco Active Member

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    +1 on Banana Republic for day to day v-neck; for a step up try Hanro. Cheers.
     
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    without inciting any American Apparel haters on here, but maybe their regular v-necks and size up so its not hipster skintight on you?
     
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    sho'nuff Senior member

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    i ve had purchased several tshirts from James perse and Blue Blood in a v neck and it is very well cut.
     
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    TheTakeover Well-Known Member

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    Banana Republic is a ripoff. You could get 3 from Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren for $32.
     
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    bobdobalina Senior member

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    I wear Calvin Kleins. I have an 8-inch drop and they are a bit loose on the bottom. I find them exceedingly comfortable. Anyway they aren't $70. I buy them in three-packs.
     
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    I just got some Gap v-necks and crew necks. They are now my favorite.
     
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    Muji

    Can you get those in the US? I know they have a NY store, but I doubt they carry everything. You speak highly of Muji, so I'd like to try them out.

    Banana Republic t-shirts suck. The necks stretch out.
     
  12. Cary Grant

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    Banana Republic is a ripoff. You could get 3 from Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren for $32.

    I get three BR tees for around that sme price. they're frequently on sale like that. They've held up well for the price.
     
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    Can you get those in the US? I know they have a NY store, but I doubt they carry everything. You speak highly of Muji, so I'd like to try them out.

    Banana Republic t-shirts suck. The necks stretch out.


    Is that the same Muji that has six locations in NYC and that's it in the us?
     
  14. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Can you get those in the US? I know they have a NY store, but I doubt they carry everything. You speak highly of Muji, so I'd like to try them out.

    Banana Republic t-shirts suck. The necks stretch out.

    - other than in NYC. NFI.
    - FWIW US$10 for 3!
     
  15. beansprouts1

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    BR vnecks for non-white colors. these tend to fit me the best, better material than the CK, RL stuff, and more wearable on their own. Cheapest cost to quality/fit ratio for me.

    If its to use as an undershirt, I would check out TJmaxx or similar stores. I frequently find 3 CK vnecks for 4 bucks. kinda crappy, but just an undershirt.
     
  16. shkani04

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    Thanks for all of your feedback guys!

    Never heard of muji or James perse and Blue Blood.... I live in St. Louis and frankly we do not have many options in terms of brands... I haven't got a chance to go out to theast coast since last year.. Anyways i do not recognize any of those 3 brands...

    The problem with Gap v necks is that their vneck lose their shape and become warped around the v neck area... but its still really comfortable material. I do not want a deep v neck.. Ill try on the calvin klein vnecks when i get a chance to go up to macy's or whatever. But I want a shirt that can also be pulled off as a regular shirt too. some undershirts cannot be pulled off as regular v neck shirts... you can tell that theya re simpley undershirts.. Maybe i cant have my cake and eat it too but ill keep looking...

    There was one brand.... i found in TJ maxx... It was Mossimo... i think it might be mossimo supply athletic fit. Anyways this shit was not a v neck but it was thin almost see through ( not in a gay bad way) and the fitting and the comfort is amazing! I went back to tj maxx to see if they ahd anymore, but they replaced it with andother kind of mossimo shirt that wasnt the same thin material... I ws mad i didnt get a few of them when i had the chance. Anyone know what i am talking about?

    anyways, ill try the Ck, RL and banan repulic ones on soon and let u know how it goes

    Thanks!
     

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